Since 1999, BMW Manufacturing has been a sponsor of the annual South Carolina Teacher of the Year gala. The event is a testament to the daily dedication and commitment of South Carolina’s educators. Congratulations to 2019-2020 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, Chanda Jefferson, a Life Sciences teacher at Fairfield Central High School. As part of the celebration, Jefferson received the keys to a 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i. Jefferson will drive the X5 during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom as South Carolina’s public education ambassador. Along with the BMW X5, Jefferson received several gifts including membership to Leadership South Carolina, an cash award of $25,000 provided by the SC General Assembly, a set of Michelin tires, a five-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Bojangles and a celebratory Jostens ring.